Red Sox Recall Knuckleballer Steven Wright, Designate Corey Brown For Assignment

Steven WrightBOSTON — The Red Sox made a roster move before Sunday’s game.

The team has recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright and designated outfielder Corey Brown for assignment, manager John Farrell said in his pregame news conference.

Wright has started 13 games at Triple-A and one at Double-A this season, but he will work out of the bullpen with the Red Sox, Farrell said. The 29-year-old appeared in four games with the big club last season (one start), posting a 5.40 ERA in 13 1/3 innings.

“That time he was here for us last year in the relief appearances he made, he’s able to get ready in a decent amount of time,” Farrell said, via WEEI.com. “Ideally, we’d like to start an inning with him rather than bring him in in a situation with men on, but we don’t have to plan let’s say an inning ahead of time because he’s been a starter. He gets loose relatively quickly.”

Brown appeared in three games with the Red Sox after being called up on Aug. 5, striking out in his only plate appearance.

Boston hosts the Houston Astros at 1:35 p.m. Sunday in the finale of a four-game series.

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